17 tips to get quality sounding podcast

All you need for recording a good quality podcast

Updated 2023 version!


Let's see 17 tips and tricks before you start to record your podcast. Please take my advice, everything on this list is very important to get a good sound quality podcast at last, that is ready for podcast mastering. Please, feel free to ask in the comment section below.


  1. If it's possible, record everything by using professional microphones (avoid cheap and built-in mics)
  2. Use popfilters on mics (it costs $10, the cheapest is still better than nothing)
  3. Stay away from walls and corners (if your room has acoustic treatments on walls, you can sit closer to them).
  4. Turn down the volume of your speakers to zero(!) while recording, and use headphones instead (including your guests)
  5. Forget MP3(!), if you have space on your hard drive, record in WAV (on Windows) or AIFF (if you are on Mac)
  6. Set the sample rate to 44kHz/16bit or if your soundcard is good enough, choose the 44kHz/24bit depth option, minimum
  7. If you don't have space on your hard drive, choose the FLAC format to compress your audio files or use the mono recording option (the human voice is a mono source anyway)
  8. If you already have a lot of MP3 files, don't save them back in MP3 again after the cutting/ trimming/ mixing processes (so avoid double compress), use lossless file formats instead (as it's marked above: WAV, AIFF, FLAC)

  9. Use quality microphone cables, such as Mogami's Quad cable or Mogami Neglex 2549. If you have a USB mic, nothing to do, use the USB cable bravely
  10. Take away the power supplies from the audio cables (otherwise, it generates a hum to the audio)
  11. Keep your microphones away from your monitor display (otherwise, it can generate different types of noises in the audio)
  12. Don't use external hard drives to record to it directly (only if it has a USB3 connection) it may causes glitches in your recordings
  13. Record the mics to separate channels in your recording software (DAW), it will help in mixing it separately

  14. Turn off the built-in sounds of softwares, such as Skype (etc.), during the recording
  15. Turn off the system sounds of Windows (or macOS)
  16. Turn off screensavers
  17. Take out or switch off your mobile phones


Happy podcasting!



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